Cannabinoids have been inhaled for thousands of years. As technology has developed, we have found that there are better, more enjoyable, ways to intake cannabis via our lungs.
If we look at the way things are going, it is clear that 2021 is the year of the weed pen and CBD vape cartridges. The cannabis vape pen has become the number one most popular means to consume cannabinoids in the UK – partly because they are enjoyable, secondly because they are potent.
With the highest rate of bioavailability, a CBD vape cartridges and pen is particularly great to be used on the move and taken as and when it is needed. The targeted dose may not last quite as long as a CBD oil or paste, but you can puff away on your vape pen all day long.
One of the biggest issues that CBD vape oil has is the temperature that it is to be burned. Most often, CBD vape oils need to be vaped at a very low temperature so that you can get the most out of the formula and cannabinoids. This can be difficult to control on a big rig so it is much better to use a smaller, specially designed vape pen and cartridge which provides a perfectly soothing puff of cannabinoids when you need it. What’s better is that these pens are as discrete or obvious as you want them to be.
1. CBD Life Vape Pen & Cartridge
Broad Spectrum Cartridge and Great Reputation
We think that the top spot for the best CBD vape pen is this one: the CBDlife Vape Cartridge Kit.
CBDlife are one of the most well known CBD vape producer in the UK, and offer a huge range of vape cartridges, but also crumbles, vape oils and CBD oils. They are not only a trusted brand themselves, but a manufacturer of quality vape products.
While there are others with funkier branding, CBDlife focus on what makes a great vape pen kit great. The offering is great quality and great value for money.
To start with, the pen comes in a nice little case which has groves to keep the pen and cartridge safe. The pen is really easy to use, and it feels quite heavy and the printing is quality. You just need to charge the pen using a USB attachment, and attach the cartridge itself.
The pen activates when you draw in and lights up at the end with a green light. We have tried the Tangerine Dream & Raspberry Cookies cartridges and both were very enjoyable. The flavour is lighter to other cartridges but it means that there is no tickle at the back of your throat, and it also means that you can vape for much longer.
The cartridge contains a broad-spectrum formula which means that it doesn’t contain THC. Although it is not full spectrum we felt relaxed and very much enjoyed both strains we tried.
The only real issue is that the pen itself runs out of charge fairly quickly – but that is no different than other smaller cannabinoid vape pens.
2. CBDiablo Vape Cartridges
Strongest Vape Pen & Vape Cartridges in the UK
To start with, we adore the branding and design work on the cartridges. They are simple but stand out and have a nice quality feel.
The pen battery itself is nice and robust with a really quality soft black finish and logo. The cartridge itself is 100% glass which gives it a unique and slick look but also means that there is no metal touching the extract. It is great to see a company taking time to research and carefully select a good cartridge
The pens us a plant derived terpene blend which ‘imitates’ the flavours of strains including Zkittlez, Mimosa & Stardawg.
Where the cartridges shine is the effects that blew us away. The extract used is full-spectrum which is very rare with CBD vapes in the UK and it seems that the cannabinoid make-up is brought 500mgs of CBD and 200mgs of other cannabinoids (which is massive).
After a couple of draws, we could really feel the warm calm washing over us and a slight headiness that we have never felt before using a pen. This is the strongest cartridge that we have ever tried and was actually close to being like a dab.
What pulls the CBDiablo vape pen down is that some users may feel that vapour is quite harsh and hot at the back of the throat. This is down to the terpene content and the amount of vapour you get from the cart. It has a peppery kick but the flavours do shine through nicely. We found ourselves getting used to it.
3. High Kind
Great vape cartridges and dabs
Previously known as ‘Synergy Extracts’, High Kind are absolutely up there as some of the very best CBD vape pens in the UK. They offer a range of real cannabis strain flavoured carts and a range of crumbles and diamonds. To be frank, this is our favourite brand in terms of the way it looks, and flavour.
They are a very serious dab company and the quality of their products shines through. They have a whole range of different types of extracts in their cartridges from imitation terpene profiles, and the preferred cannabis derived terpenes. All of the extracts are ‘uncut’ which means that they do not contain a cutting agent such as MCT which is said to be more harmful, and can change the way the oil is vaped.
We bought 2 cartridges and a pen. It took a couple of days to arrive and the cartridges come in High Kind Branded boxes, and the small pen is from AVD (a well known cannabis extract hardware company). While the pen looked nice, and had two settings, the charger was just a bit of wire (so it seems) and the pen is quite light and feels quite cheap.
We tried OG Kush, and Cookies & Cream. The flavours are certainly one for a real fan of cannabis. The flavours were strong (enough to tickle the back of your throat like terpenes sometimes do) and clean. The OG Kush tasted exactly like the real thing, and the Cookies was lovely too. Both 10/10 in terms of flavour.
The extracts are 50+% uncut and contain a broad-spectrum of cannabinoids – so they do not contain THC, but a good amount of other minor cannabinoids. We felt relaxed and really enjoyed the experience while it lasted.
What brings high kind down is the customer service and the price. The carts are only 0.5g (0.5ml) and lasted us a couple of days (up to a week maybe). The level of oil dropped really, really quickly we found. For the price, we were a little disappointed.
We have also previously contacted the customer service and didn’t get a reply. Nobody picked up the phone and our email wasn’t replied to either. This is a common experience for customers according to reddit.
4. Graded Green
Brilliant Design, Amazing Flavours and Disposable.
This is a new addition for us which explains why it is not higher up the list. The Graded Green disposable vape pen is one of our favourites down to ease of use, and lovely flavours on the go. Compared to other disposable vape pens the Graded Green is a nice slick design (really cool packaging) and has a fresh terpene flavour that just keeps on giving.
The extract itself is broad-spectrum (0% THC) and is flavoured using what seems like a botanical terpene blend. From the pens we tried, our favourite was the Birthday Cake (cross between Girl Scout Cookies and Cherry Pie). It has a really nice sugar-dough sweetness with a creamy mid-note and sweet/sour citrus as a high note.
Each little pen contains 300mgs of broad-spectrum CBD and is priced at £24.99.
The only downside we have with this pen is that we found it didn’t last us very long and you needed to keep buying a whole new one to get a fix. It just means that we recommend buying a bunch at a time. It gives you more chance to try all the flavours.
5. Ma CBD Vape Carts
Broad Spectrum Cartridge and Great Reputation
Ma CBD is one of the biggest producers of CBD vape products in the UK. They have made quite a splash with their wide range of cannabis flavoured vape pens, but also with their range of vape oils. They are certainly up there as one of the best CBD vape pen producers in the UK – on the size of the company alone.
While the CBD vape pen is not the main product they sell, Ma CBD is very well known for the quality of the liquid that they sell. The Ma super strength CBD oil is sold as having 400% more cannabinoids than many of their competitors and use a cannabis oil distillate, rather than isolated CBD. They also claim to have a THC Vape oil but we think this is a clever marketing trick, rather than a genuine THC rich vape oil. Ma produces their vape oils here in the UK too. Most of the lab reports that can be found on the website show that the liquid is broad-spectrum, rather than full spectrum.
6. Nature & Bloom
Ccell M3 Premium Battery & Brough Spectrum Cartridge
Nature & Bloom Vape
While most vape pens may use e-liquids which are diluted in propane glycol or vegetable glycerin, Nature & Bloom sell one of the best CBD vape pens in the UK and is different.
It contains a CBD e-liquid with high viscosity broad-spectrum CBD distillate which is naturally rich in natural terpenes. Much like the best in the market, the CBD e-liquid is the star of the show. Nature and Bloom also use the Ccell M3 which is said to be one of the leading CBD vape pen manufactures from the USA. The CCell products are specifically designed to vape cannabis concentrates, rather than any old vape oil. It is clear that these pens are the top of the tree in terms of technology. Fantastic if you are looking for a citrus burst and CBD without THC.
The only gripe we have with this particular selection in our best CBD vape pen list is that there are not more flavours. We like the idea of having lots to choose from, and particularly when other bioactives in the vape have their effect. More range would be nice.
7. CBDfx Vape Pod
Cool Designs - Isolate CBD formula
CBDfx Vape Pen
A little lower on the list than you may expect is the CBDfx vape pen. The only reason that CBDfx is not higher is their choice of flavouring. Every other Vape product we have included in this list contain natural flavouring using plant terpenes for a good reason. These compounds are also active and can have their own benefits. The Vape Pen flavours that CBDfx use are seemingly more catered to those who do not like cannabis. They include strawberry, Mint and Honeydew. We are really strongly behind natural cannabis flavourings when it comes to Cannabinoid vape products which explain CBDfx being lower on the list.
A second to that would be the fact that the pens seem to use an Isolated CBD formula for their pens. Once again, the best CBD vape pens are full-spectrum and contain a small amount of THC. If you were to ask us, we’d say to potentially avoid any isolate CBD product where possible.
8. The Goods
Beautiful and Slick Technology
The Goods offer a great Vape Pen that can hold cannabinoid distillate. They are slick, cool and easy to use. There are mixed reviews on this particular pen as some do not like the flavour of the oils used. We certainly cant mark The Goods CBD vape pen for that! We actually quite enjoyed the flavour.
You can purchase the goods from a couple of places, but the best place to get them is from HempElf. They stock a few other vape products too.
Best CBD Vape Pen UK
If you’re still in search of the best CBD vape oil in the UK, then we will be updating this post regularly with new additions. If you have any suggestions then get in touch and we will update everything for you.